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HB 4513 - Increases Minimum Age for Beginning Kindergarten - Key Vote

Michigan Key Votes

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Increases Minimum Age for Beginning Kindergarten

Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (36-1) -
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (64-45) - (Key vote)

Title: Increases Minimum Age for Beginning Kindergarten

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that gradually increases the minimum age required for kindergarten enrollment.

Highlights:
  • Increases the minimum age required for kindergarten enrollment in the following increments, whereas existing law required children to have reached age 5 by December 1 of the school year of enrollment (Sec. 1147):
    • Children who are at least 5 years old by November 1, 2013 can enroll for the 2013-2014 school year;
    • Children who are at least 5 years old by October 1, 2014 can enroll for the 2014-2015 school year; and
    • Children who are at least 5 years old by September 1, 2015 can enroll for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • Authorizes a parent or guardian to enroll a child who will turn 5 years old by December 1 of the school year, if the parent or guardian submits a letter of intention to the school district no later than June 1 before the school year begins (Sec. 1147).
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Increases Minimum Age for Beginning Kindergarten

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